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Sussex University: how much did Davies PhD supervisor know?

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Julie BindelBrighton, England, UK
Sussex University: how much did Davies PhD supervisor know?
John Davies and his two co-defendants, both of whom received prison sentences for money-laundering and charity fraud, were students at the University of Sussex Centre for migration studies.

Dr John Davies holds a doctorate from the University of Sussex, and is the author of a book on the trafficking of Albanian women. He is listed on the website of the University of the Witwatersrand, African Centre for Migration & Society, as a Visiting Research Fellow; was previously a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK; a member of the European Commission’s expert network on migration, integration, and social cohesion; and was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research at the University of Sussex.

Davies has travelled the world since the 1990s lecturing on the international sex trade, and campaigning against all laws involving prostitution. He evaded justice until recently because a number of academics and pro-prostitution activists supported him, providing a smoke screen for his activities. I personally heard allegations of Davies’ charity scams as far back as 1999. I, and other feminist abolitionist colleagues, have regularly challenged other pro-prostitution academics and human rights experts on their collaboration with Davies and their refusal to condemn him. Each and every one have defended Davies and refused to accept his bad character.

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